WESLACO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The expressway in Weslaco has reopened hours after a fiery accident that shut down the westbound lanes of Expressway 83 near N. Mile 2 West Road in Weslaco, said police.
According to Weslaco PD spokesperson Officer Miguel Martinez, they received a call about an 18-wheeler semi-trailer on fire a little after 6 a.m.
A preliminary investigation revealed the cause of the fire may be the rear brakes of the tractor-trailer rig. The truck was carrying a load of clothing and the flames destroyed the content and the trailer.
Weslaco Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. Clean-up of the roadway took eight hours. Large wreckers were brought in the remove the wreckage.
Due to the incident, all westbound traffic was diverted off the Westbound Airport Drive off-ramp and reentering Interstate Highway 2 on the Texas Boulevard on-ramp.
No injuries were reported.